QSW – Childrens – Part Time – Fostering Reviewing Officer

  • Job type

  • Location

    Across Richmond, Kingston, and Windsor & Maidenhead
  • Working Pattern

  • Specialism

    Qualified Social Worker
  • Industry

    Government & Public Services
  • Pay

    £39,281 - £42,639 (Pro – Rata’d)

QSW – Childrens – Part Time – Fostering Reviewing Officer

Role Summary

This part-time opportunity involves conducting annual reviews for foster carers across Richmond, Kingston, and Windsor & Maidenhead. You’ll share the role with two existing fostering reviewing officers. Reporting to the Head of Service, your responsibilities include:

  • Conducting most annual review meetings with foster carers in their homes.
  • Occasionally conducting virtual reviews on a case-by-case basis.
  • Writing reports related to the reviews.
The role of the Fostering Reviewing Officer is to oversee the annual reviews for foster carers. These reviews ensure that foster carers meet the national minimum standards and that the fostering service itself is in compliance. Recommendations are provided using the “signs of safety” format.

Please note the salary advertised is full time equivalent and will be pro rata'd.

About You

To be eligible for this position, you should have the following qualifications and experience:

Education and Professional Qualification:
  • A degree-level education with an appropriate professional Social Work qualification.
Registration and CPD:
  • Active registration with Social Work England.
  • Proven evidence of continuing professional development (CPD).
Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of:
  • Children Act 1989 and 2004.
  • Fostering Regulations and National Minimum Standards.
  • Care planning legislation.
  • Reviewing officer regulations.
  • Awareness of current national policy, evidence-based research, and best practices affecting children’s social care.
Work Experience:
  • Previous experience working in a fostering team setting.
  • Experience in children’s social care.
  • Supervision of foster carers, including completing annual reviews, standards of care, and safeguarding monitoring.
Assessment Writing:
  • Demonstrated experience in assessment writing, including Form F and Form C.


Annual Leave:
  • You’ll receive 29 days of annual leave, which increases to 33 days after 2 years and 35 days after 4 years. Plus, an additional day off in your birthday month.
Induction Sessions:
  • Tailored induction sessions will begin on the date you start working for AfC.
Hybrid and Mobile Working:
  • Enjoy the flexibility of working both from home and the office.
Salary and Pension:
  • £39,281 - £42,639 (Pro – Rata’d)
  • AfC offers a Local Government salary and pension scheme (LGPS or Teachers Pension).
Flexible Work-Life Balance:
  • Take advantage of flexible working options to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Employee Assistance Programme:
  • Access a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme for support.
Staff Benefits and Discounts:
  • Benefit from a range of staff perks and discounts.
Learning and Development:
  • AfC provides an excellent learning and development program to support your career pathway.

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